snow-bird

n.
Upper-middle class retirees from the American Northeast and Canada who migrate to their retirement homes in Florida for the months of October through March.

The snow-birds usually do not permanently move to Florida, but just use their homes there to escape the brutal winters of the American Northeast and Canada.


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